Supreme Court verdict in Delhi vs Centre

Context: The Supreme Court pronounced its verdict on the tussle between the Lieutenant Governor (LG) and the Delhi government over who wields the power to administer and govern the national capital. A five-judge Constitution Bench, headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, ruled that the Delhi government has power in all areas except Read More …

The powers of Governors and Lt. Governors

How powerful is a Governor? The powers a Governor has in the state they administer is equivalent to that of the President. They can appoint Chief Ministers, Ministers, the State Election Commissioner and judges of the District Courts. They also serve as Chancellors of all the universitites in the state. Read More …

Acres of contention

Context: The number of legal disputes involving property, contract, labour, tax and corporate laws is bound to increase with an expanding economy. How they are adjudicated by courts not only has direct consequences for the disputants, but also shapes the behaviour of individuals and entities involved in production, commerce and Read More …

What should an effective data privacy regulator in India look like?

Concerns: Multiple scandals involving Facebook and Cambridge Analytica have made one thing clear – the failure of market forces to uphold privacy and protect user data. As long as there is demand for data, coupled with weak enforcement of laws, our privacy and data will remain vulnerable in the hands Read More …

National Water Grid

Context: The Inter-Linking of Rivers programme aims to connect various surplus rivers with deficient rivers. The idea is to divert excess water from surplus regions to deficient regions to help improve irrigation, increase water for drinking and industrial use, and mitigate drought and floods to an extent. India also has Read More …